Author Archives: Gillian Polack

About Gillian Polack

I am Gillian Polack. I answer mainly to Gillian, but also to Dr Polack, Ms Polack, Miss Polack and “Hey, you”. I sometimes answer to “Gillian Pollack” because people simply can’t seem to get my name right. ‘Polack’ is not an insult in Australia and it is most definitely the correct spelling of my surname. I live in the centre of the known universe (Canberra, ACT, Australia). I write, I think, I serve on committees, I teach. I am passionate about people, about books, about history. I talk a lot. I dream a lot. The Middle Ages sneaks into my dreaming, and so does speculative fiction. Cooking sneaks onto my waistline.

Cultural heritage, superheroes and me – guest post by Gillian Polack

I love talking about a new novel just before it gets released. It gives me a chance to explore some of the more entertaining aspects of my work. Mostly, people are asking me about ghosts, for this new novel is … Continue reading

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GUFF in Finland, Finnish fan in GUFF

Thanks to the amazing Ben Romoila, my GUFF trip introduced me to Finnish fandom. Now the boot is on the other foot, with Jukka Halme standing for the north-south GUFF journey. In honour of this reversal, here are select extracts … Continue reading

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